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Highlights in the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon

  • 12
  • 01
  • 2018

Japan is known for a lot of things and one of those is their continuing legacy of manufacturing high-quality, robust vehicles. As you  may all know, Japan is home to automotive giants like Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, Mistubishi, Mazda, and Subaru—each boasting impressive exteriors and superb driving performance. But there are times we all want to break away from the norm and go a little crazy, right? Automotive manufacturers feel the same way, too. And there’s no better place to see all kinds of crazy—than in Japan.

We’re talking about the Tokyo Auto Salon, an annual motor exhibit that showcases customized, modified, and dressed-up cars for full-on car enthusiasts and regular tourists alike. Think crossbreeds, Hybrids on steroids, funky concept cars armed with more than aesthetics!

The event runs from January 12 to 14 and is held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba City. The first day of the event is strictly for trade show participants, members of the media, and premium ticket holders. Since the event follows a stringent schedule, public viewing is only allowed on the 13th and the 14th between 9:00am – 7:00pm and 9:00am – 5:00pm, consecutively.

Without further ado, here is a list of things that make the Tokyo Auto Salon a different level of awesome!


#1 The “Minionized” Lamborghini Reminds Us of a Themed Sleepover Party. 


#2 The new Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept Unveils Itself & It’s Definitely a Beaut!


#3 Classic White on a Lambo, Ferrari, or Lexani? Get a Load of Those Rims! Nothing Says Sleek and Classy Like These Babies!


#4 No Auto Show is Complete Without Sparkles and Dazzles!


#5 Honda NSX’s Powerful Exterior Doesn’t Disappoint.


#6  Did Someone Scream “Custom Paint Job!” Because This One’s a Winner

#tokyoautosalon2018 #mercedesbenz #hatunemiku

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#7 The Number of Vehicles Displayed at the Exhibit are More Than The Number of Days in a Year!


#8 Taiko Drummers Never Missing a Beat as They Entertain Guests.


#8 Anyone Can Drive Their Dream Car With This Fancy Little Test Drive Booth That Feels Like The Real Thing.

🏎 Test drive 🏎 #tokyoautosalon2018 #recaroseats #tokyodrift 😂

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#9 You Won’t Just See Muscle Cars and Luxury Vehicles, Compact Cars Get in The Game and They’re Lookin’ Good!


#10 The Exhibit Isn’t Only About Wheels, Rims, and Paint Jobs…”Booth Babes” Steal the Show.

With ROWEN’s CEO Mr.Hiei @ Tokyo Autosalon 2018

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Location Details


Makuhari Messe


2−1 Nakase Mihama, Chiba 261-0023 Japan

Event Date

January 12, 2018

Hours & Fees

9:00 am - 7:00 pm | ¥1,800 - ¥3,500

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